23 days old

Lead Operational Risk Specialist - P207299

New Albany, OH 43054
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At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is on its customers and is consistently awarded for both. We're all about people, and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.

Responsible for performing first line of risk-defense functions. Works to minimize operational, legal, and compliance risks. Identifies risks that have a direct impact on the business.


  • Identifies emerging compliance and legal risk impacting the company and communicates them to management. Supports the implementation and enhancement of projects and initiatives.
  • Assists with the management of internal and external examinations. Ensures compliance with internal standards, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices.
  • Designs and conducts peer reviews of test steps for controls. Tests the operating effectiveness of controls to mitigate risk.
  • Leads the execution of Business Unit Testing and Monitoring. Enhances and manages control documentation. Performs database and tracking mechanisms. Ensures the validity of data and auditing guidelines.
  • Meets with Control Owners to understand their controls. Requests evidence to execute tests of controls.
  • Provides guidance and direction to team members.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains audit and compliance review plans. Manages process reviews to measure compliance and risk. Creates and implements process review plans for new processes in enterprise operations. Ensures ongoing relevance of plans and sample sizes.

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here's what we need from you:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Organizational Behavior, Law
  • In lieu of a degree, 6+ years of experience in Business, Operations, Audit, Compliance, Law

Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we'd also look for:

  • Master's Degree in Business, Organizational Behavior, Law
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager
  • Certified Internal Auditor
  • CAMS: Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist
  • CIPP: Certified Information Privacy Professional

Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability.



  • Banking / Finance
Posted: 2019-09-24 Expires: 2019-10-24

Welcome to Discover
We strive to be the leading direct bank and payments services company. Our mission is to help people spend smarter, manage debt better, and save more to achieve a brighter financial future.

Why Work with Us?
You can make an impact. Whether it’s developing corporate strategy, innovating new services or supporting IT needs, every employee has the opportunity to be a vital part of our business and make a real difference in people’s lives. It’s the heart of what we do.


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